Mobile phones and driving - is the law doing enough?

Over half a million UK motorists use their phone while driving. Stats reveal that in 2013 mobile phones were a factor in 22% of fatal road accidents.


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VED road tax disc - old and new

New VED (road tax) rules from 2017 will penalise low emissions cars while rewarding the biggest polluters. This guest article explains how the new rules will work.
What to consider before buying a car

There are about two million people in the UK who are currently thinking about buying a new or used car of some sort. If you're one of them, what sort of things should you really be considering?
VED tax disc UK

VED, commonly known as road tax, is an annual levy imposed on most vehicles in the UK. The tax rate payable is based on the vehicle type and its CO2 emissions (sponsored post).


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Should I buy a pre-registered car? (The Car Expert)

Pre-registered cars are on the increase again. The salesman says it's basically a brand new car but amazingly much cheaper! But is it really as good as you are being led to believe? It's time for another edition of #AskTCE.
The Car Expert advises on how to get a better part-exchange price for your car #AskTCE

Today's #AskTCE article will help you make sure you get the best price you possibly can when you sell your car, whether it's a part-exchange or a private sale. Tick all of these boxes and you will maximise your car's value. But even if you only manage some of these recommendations, you'll be hundreds or even thousands of pounds better off. So it's worth reading on...
If your Vauxhall Corsa looks like this then you won't get a good part-exchange price...

One of the biggest complaints from car buyers is that when they want to part-exchange (trade-in) their current car, the dealer offers them a pathetic amount of money. But is this reality or perception? It's the latest episode of #AskTCE.


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